ARCHIVED – Notice – Extension of measures for Haitian nationals in Canada

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March 1, 2014 — The Government of Canada is extending by an additional six months measures which make it easier for Haitian nationals already in Canada as of January 13, 2011, to obtain a work permit.

The Government of Canada implemented these measures in response to the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The recovery from the earthquake has been slow and compounded by various additional challenges. As a result, Haitian nationals in Canada may reasonably be expected to continue to remain in Canada and require work permits to support themselves.

These measures remain in effect and apply to all Haitian nationals who were in Canada prior to January 13, 2011, who have maintained their temporary resident status, and who are applying for a work permit or extending a work permit. The requirement for a Labour Market Opinion remains in place for all those who arrived in Canada after that date.

Eligible individuals will have until September 1, 2014, to apply.

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